Cheyenne, Wyo. (Release) The City of Cheyenne will hold three public meetings in June and July to gather public input on recommendations for use of the proposed 2015 - 2018 Fifth - Penny Sales Tax revenues.
City staff will take public input at these meetings on the pro posed distribution of the fifth - penny sales tax revenue estimated at $4 2.5 million over the four year period. All meetings will be held at 6 p.m .
A presentation on the City’s fifth - penny tax has been used in previous years and how the proposed 2015 - 2018 revenue will be used will begin at 6:15 p.m.
City staff and other agency representatives will be available to answer questions. The public meetings will l be held:
-Thursday, June 19 , Kiwanis Community House, 4603 Lions Park Drive.
-Wednesday, June 25 , Youth Activity and Community Center, 1317 Parsley Boulevard.
-Tuesday, July 1 , Cheyenne Fire & Rescue Fire Training Complex , 7222 Commerce Circle.
The Fifth - Penny Tax is the primary funding source for street construction and maintenance within the City.
The tax also provides funding for the Cheyenne Police Department, Cheyenne Fire & Rescue, Parks & Recreation, other various City agencies and outside agencies like United Way of Laramie County, Cheyenne Animal Shelter and City/County Health Department. The Fifth Penny Sales Tax is a county - wide tax that has been in effect in Laramie County since 1978.
The tax will be up for renewal by voters on Tues day, Nov. 4, 2014.